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Men have always roamed the
sea in ships. For trade, travel,
war and peace, the sea has been
a highway. Within a steel hull
the lives of men, temporarily
thrown together, are intermin-
gled. From the strength, the
hopes, the needs, the sufferings,
the joys of her men, emerges
the spirit ofa ship.
On these pages is the spirit
of the USS Telfair. When this
name is spoken, it is of these
men one thinks.
These pages mark the end
of an exercise in the security
of the United States. For six
months men and machinery have
been a part of each other. ln
the passage of time some have
grown, some have diminished.
No one has remained the same.
As they have molded the spirit
of the ship, so has the ship
molded their spirit as men.
Not recorded here but of
equal importance are the faces
and experiences of families,
wives, children and sweethearts.
Their story is also a part of this
spirit. ln spite of distance and
time, their influence has been
As this record is closed for
the men, for the families, and
for the ship, we thank God for
our safety and for the fulfillment
of our mission.
There will be other cruises,
other ships, other faces, and
another spirit. To these may we
take the spirit expressed in this
book. May we be generous. Give
and not count the cost, work and
not seek for gain, fight and not
fear to die.
LT. Robert J. Ecker
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After hours the library was the scene of intense
Work progresses slowly, allhands take care to prevent
mistakes. The work can be long and dull, but the final
- results will be worth the effort.
Top level conferences on the cruise book were necessary to
meet production deadlines.
This last page of the cruise book is dedicated to
those personnel who gave a great deal of time and
effort to this project. Many liberty nights were given
up, and numerous movies missed due to the pressing
demands of this book.
We ofthe cruise book staff realize that this book
has a number of shortcomings, but we have tried to
capture the complete picture of the cruise on these
pages, and hope that the book is acceptableto the crew.
ulheqmphed is Bound by
Some members of the staff found it a bit rugged
to keep up the pace. Seen above is one of the
casualties before he went beserk.
"The cruise book staff is now meeting in the
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